Reverb 10 - December 6 – Make.
What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
(Author: Gretchen Rubin)

a piece of art I made for Patti Digh's Creative is a Verb

As an accomplished creator of frenzy, I'd like to share my special recipe.

Use a 24 hour vessel.
Mix a cup of shoulda.
Add a dash of can't.
Pour in 2 coffee mugs too many.
Stir rapidly until a tornado forms at the center. 
Transfer into a container that is too small.
Pour leftover mixture down the drain.
Put it in the oven and walk away.
Serve or discard- it doesn't really matter.

As my own scheduler, I can make mayhem of my days. Despite all of my recent reflections, I've been getting through them much like I'd guess a rat navigates a maze- head down, occasionally bumping into walls, drawn toward the promise of freedom at the end. I must focus my attention during each moment of my day and avoid simply working to return home. There is a little magic in every moment, but I'll never see it if I'm stuck in the frenzy.


  1. oh my, i now have a name for what i do...a creator of frenzy....love it.
    okay, all together now...deep breath.

  2. Love this. Speaks to my worst tendencies in the most lyrical of ways. ;-)

    Related: I titled my response to this particular prompt 'Creative is a Verb.' I adore that book of constant inspiration.